Simulation of fire service response time and reliability

Simo Hostikka, Terhi Kling

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Abstract

The performance of crisis management organisations, such as the fire services, has traditionally been evaluated based on statistics or large-scale exercises. However, numerical simulations can be used to expand our understanding and to quantify the sufficiency of existing or planned resources. The simulations can reveal the impact of various organisational factors and procedures on response times, helping answer the core question: "How fast can resources be deployed - on average, and in the worst case?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch highlights in safety and security
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages40-41
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8130-6
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8129-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Research Highlights
PublisherVTT
Number10
ISSN (Print)2242-1173
ISSN (Electronic)2242-1181

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Hostikka, S., & Kling, T. (2013). Simulation of fire service response time and reliability. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 40-41). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10
Hostikka, Simo ; Kling, Terhi. / Simulation of fire service response time and reliability. Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. pp. 40-41 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).
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Hostikka, S & Kling, T 2013, Simulation of fire service response time and reliability. in Research highlights in safety and security. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Research Highlights, no. 10, pp. 40-41.

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Research highlights in safety and security. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2013. p. 40-41 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 10).

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